4th Grade Animal Adaptations Worksheets, Articles, and Project

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Grade Levels
4th - 5th, Homeschool
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44 pages
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This complete 4th-grade science unit includes everything you need to teach biomes, animal adaptations, and how animals sense and respond to their environments. Tons of articles are included along with corresponding 4th-grade animal adaptations worksheets, a cross-curricular project, and all the rubrics you will need.

The following topics are included:

  • Structural adaptations
  • Behavioral adaptations
  • Biomes
  • Infrared
  • Ultraviolet
  • Magnetoreception
  • Echolocation and whale songs
  • Electroreception
  • Animal camouflage

This fifty-four page resource includes:

• 16 pages of articles on animal adaptations (Science & English)

• 5 pages of comprehension questions (Science & English)

• 3 research prompts (Science & English)

• 1 group project (Science & Art)

• 1 individual project (Science & Art)

• 1 research project (Science & English) that can be done independently or in a group

• 3 rubrics (5 versions to choose from depending on your needs)

These engaging and original animal adaptations articles are full ofof interesting information to get students excited about science! Every page includes gorgeous colour photos that print well in colour or black and white. Assess student understanding with the corresponding 4th-grade science animal adaptations worksheets. Each concept builds on previous learning as students work toward completing a cross-curricular final project as a group that includes a smaller, individual project. The research prompts encourage students to delve into areas of interest. Parts of the projects are open-ended so students can represent their learning the way they feel is best.

This 4th-Grade Science animal adaptations unit generally takes about seven to ten sessions from start to finish. It was specifically created to align with British Columbia's 4th Grade Science curriculum, but works well in any 4th-grade science classroom.

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Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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